How good is stuffing? Sometimes I think it just might be my favourite part of the meal. I love stuffing so much, that at Christmas time I often whip up ‘stuffing cups‘ extra stuffing wrapped in pancetta and cooked in muffin tins – so we all get a little extra stuffing. This delicious recipe combines all those tradition ‘Christmas stuffing’ flavours into a salad! Why not add it to your Christmas in July menu.
I am LOVING the flavours of roast celery and fennel at the moment. I actually whipped up a braised celery and fennel gratin the other night which was especially tasty.
Oh and simply take out the sausage meat to make this a delicious vegetarian option – because vegetarians LOVE Christmas in July too.
CHRISTMAS STUFFING SALAD
3 veal sausages
1 red onion
1 stick of celery
1 small bulb of fennel
1 garlic clove
100g dried figs
100g dried cranberries
2 Granny Smith
200g sourdough bread
1 tbs white wine vinegar
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 200C. Place the pistachios onto an oven tray and place in oven. Toast for 3-5 mins until golden. Set aside to cool, then coarsely chop.
Remove the crust from the bread and tear into bite-size pieces. Remove the sausage casings and break up into smaller pieces. Cut the onion, celery and fennel into thin wedges. Cut the carrot into 1.5cm chunks.
Place the bread, carrot, onion, celery, fennel, sage leaves and unpeeled garlic on the oven tray. Drizzle with 2 tbs oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Roast for 20 mins or until golden and cooked.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop the figs and pick the parsley leaves. Cut the apple into quarters, remove core and thinly slice.
Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage meat, turning and breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 5-8 mins until golden and cooked. Remove from the heat.
Push the garlic from the skin and mash with a fork in a large bowl. Add 1 tbs white wine vinegar and 1 tbs oil. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk until combined. To serve, add all of the ingredients and gently toss to coat.
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